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Pulmonary embolism in a patient with primary renal synovial sarcoma: the important differential diagnosis of tumor embolism and its therapeutic implications

Sabine Schmid, Christian Öhlschlegel, Wolfgang Nagel, Christoph Zeisel, Joachim Müller & Christian Rothermundt

abstract Pulmonary tumor embolism rarely occurs in epithelial-derived tumors, but it has been described in different tumor entities. Microscopic pulmonary tumor embolisms are often only discovered on autopsy. Pulmonary thromboembolism, on the other hand, is a frequent complication in cancer patients, and surgery in patients with a malignant tumor is an additional risk factor. The differential diagnosis between pulmonary thromboembolism and pulmonary tumor embolism can be challenging. In this case report, we describe the rare case of a patient with primary renal synovial sarcoma and the workup for a thrombus in the left pulmonary artery.
   
citation Schmid S, Öhlschlegel C, nagel w, zeisel c, Müller J, Rothermundt C. Pulmonary embolism in a patient with primary renal synovial sarcoma: the important differential diagnosis of tumor embolism and its therapeutic implications. Case Rep Oncol 2013; 6:331-8.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 22-06-2013
journal title Case Rep Oncol (6/2)
ISSN electronic 1662-6575
pages 331-8
PubMed 23898277
DOI 10.1159/000353409